Nov 292017

Above photographs were taken during a recent Hockey match against local rivals, Drumglass High School. It was a perfect autumnal afternoon for the match, it was chilly but dry with lovely light; our girls played brilliantly securing a 2-0 win for the team. Goals were scored by Ellie Wilkinson and Emily Welton.

Well done girls, great achievement!

 Posted by on November 29, 2017 at 10:37 pm
Nov 232017

RSD Girls’ Football Team travelled to Omagh yesterday to take part in the NISFA 11 aside Regional Cup. They beat Devenish College 1-0 in their first match, with the goal scored by Hollie Abernethy, Year 10.

The team played Holycross B team next but unfortunately lost 1-0 in a really close game. Our last match was against Holycross A team. The girls drew 0-0 in an excellent match.

Our team of girls displayed both great talent and promise and we wish them well in future matches. Well done!

Team pictured above (Back row, left to right: Ellie Khan Yr 9, Katie Browne, Katie Hudson, Kasia Caddoo and Holly Henderson all Yr 11, Cassie Parr, Yr 9, Jessica McClung, Shana Murphy and Chloe McCaughey all Yr 10. Front Row: Sophie Khan and Ellie Greenaway Yr 11, Emma-Jane Orr and Hollie Abernethy Yr 10, Rebecca Willis and Abbie Hampton Yr 9)

 Posted by on November 23, 2017 at 12:20 am
Nov 082017

RSD Swim Team

The RSD Swim Team travelled to Bangor to compete in The Ulster Schools Cup and Championships on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of October, with well over one hundred schools represented at the event. Joshua Curry, Daniel McClean and Matthew Moan (all Year 8) competed on the Saturday. Daniel achieved 2 personal bests in freestyle and breast stroke whilst Joshua Curry narrowly missed qualifying for the Irish Schools Final in butterfly, by 0.02 seconds. Matthew Moan had 2 excellent swims in back stroke and fly, he was also rewarded with 2 personal bests and was twice placed 7th overall. He will progress to represent RSD and Ulster at the Irish Schools Minors Gala in Dublin, in February.

On Sunday Hannah Courtney (Year 10), Jayne Courtney (Year 8), Sarah Wilson and James Moan (both Year 10) left Dungannon bright and early at 6:15am. All swimmers put in plucky performances, competing in a really strong arena. James Moan achieved 16th out of 72 swimmers in breast stroke and 23rd out of 77 in back stroke and also two Swim Ulster qualifying times for his age group- which is quite an achievement.

On Sunday afternoon, Ellie Curry (Year 11) and Peter Mylroi Lamont (Year 13) competed in the Senior section, again both putting in fine performances. Peter achieved a fantastic bronze medal in breast stroke and 10th in fly.

We would like to congratulate all who swam, on their excellent performances.

 Posted by on November 8, 2017 at 11:52 pm
Nov 082017


Well done to rugby players Adam Scott, Michael Tate, Jamie Allen, Ryan Evans (all Year 10), Matthew Cooper and Jordan Redmond (both Year 11) who attended the Ulster U16 screening sessions last week.

Special congratulations to Matthew Cooper and Jordan Redmond who have been selected in the provisional Ulster U16 squad list.

 Posted by on November 8, 2017 at 11:37 pm
Nov 022017

On Wednesday 25th October, RSD Senior Girls 7s squad travelled to the Mid Ulster Arena Cookstown to take part in the first 7s blitz competition this year.  This event also served as the qualifier for the All-Ireland Senior Girls’ Schools’ X7s Competition which is due to take place in Dublin on Wednesday 8th November. The RSD girls finished top of their section after convincing wins over Kilkeel HS and St Columbas.  Monaghan and Enniskillen Royal Grammar School both qualify for the third year in succession and will be joined by last year’s Ulster Junior X7s Schools Cup winners, Loreto Letterkenny and ourselves Royal School Dungannon.  The four schools will represent Ulster against the top 4 school’s teams from Connacht, Leinster and Munster.

 Posted by on November 2, 2017 at 10:15 pm
Sep 222017

We wish both Grace Shrestha (Year 14) and Lucy Turkington (Year 12) all the best in their first match tomorrow, on the Ulster U18 Girls rugby squad.

The Ulster U18 Girls squad is made up of the best young players from across the Province, and takes part in an annual competition against the other three Irish Provinces. The 2016 Ulster U18 Girls team won the inaugural U18 Girls’ Inter-Provincial title with 3 wins out of 3.

Grace has also been selected to captain the squad for the upcoming Inter-Provincial matches, which will be played on the following dates.

Sunday 24th September – Ulster v Connacht – Virginia RFC, KO 3:00pm
Saturday 30th September- Leinster v Ulster – North Kildare RFC, KO 1:30pm
Saturday 7th October- Munster v Ulster – Barnhall RFC, KO 3:00pm


 Posted by on September 22, 2017 at 10:32 pm
Sep 122017

Our congratulations to Grace Shrestha (Year 14) and Lucy Turkington (Year 12) who were involved with the Ulster U18 Girls Rugby Development Squad which trained regularly over the summer. Both girls were involved in matches against the Canadian side New Brunswick Select at Dungannon Rugby Club and against Stirling County U18 played at City of Armagh RFC with the Ulster Girls winning both matches. Well done to both girls and we wish them well as they prepare for their Inter Provincial series which commences at the end of September.

 Posted by on September 12, 2017 at 10:30 pm
Aug 292017


Ellie Kelso (Year 11) was selected to represent Ulster in the UK School Games (held at Loughborough University) for the 2nd year in a row. Ellie is set to compete in this event from 31st August to 3rd September. Ellie will compete as part of a ‘4 Team’ of girls selected by Cycling Ulster, which she so excited & proud to be part of.

Ellie’s events will consist of a Team Skills relay, Scratch race, Team Time Trial, Short Sprints event and a Road race, held at Slowston.

We wish Ellie all the best as she trains for this upcoming event and we also wish her every success in her races.


 Posted by on August 29, 2017 at 10:33 pm
Aug 222017

Congratulations to Luke McMullan and Jack Girvan who have both been involved with the Ulster U17 Schools’ Rugby Summer Development Squad, training a number of times each week over the summer months. In July Luke was involved in two matches against the USA U17s and then both boys played against the Ulster U18 Clubs team with Luke scoring a try in this game. Last Friday Jack travelled with the squad to play Munster U18 Schools at Clongowes Wood College in a match which finished 12-12. Well done to both boys.

 Posted by on August 22, 2017 at 11:19 pm
May 292017

Well done to all athletes who competed in the E-District Athletics Championship at the Antrim Forum, earlier this month. The following students achieved a place on the podium and have qualified for the Ulster Athletic Championship.

Mini Boys

Alfie Lewis (Year 8) 3rd in 100m, 3rd in Long Jump
Ben Pike (Year 8) 3rd in High Jump
James McCammon (Year 8) 3rd in Shot Put
Relay 3rd:Cameron Shaw, Scott Boyd, Ben Pike & Alfie Lewis (all Year 8)

Minor Boys

Ethan Carberry (Year 9) 1st in High Jump
Jamie Allen (Year 9) 3rd in Shot Put
Relay 3rd: Michael Tate, Jay Cardwell, James Girvan &  Adam Curran (all Year 9)

Junior Boys

Jordan Redmond (Year 10) 1st in Javelin
Joshua Pinkerton (Year 10) 2nd in 200m
Ben Kelly (Year 10) 2nd in Javelin

Inter Boys

Luke McMullan (Year 12) 3rd in 200m
George Curran (Year 12) 3rd in Long Jump
Relay 3rd: George Curran, Luke McMullan, Jonathan McCammon, Jack Girvan


Minor Girls – (Year 9)

Judith Lavery, 2nd in Shot
Hollie Magowan, 1st in the High Jump

Junior girls – (Year 10)

Sarah Shrestha, finished 3rd in 800m
Ellie Greenaway, finished 3rd in 1500m

Intermediate Girls

Lucy Turkington (Year 11) 2nd in Triple Jump
Zoe Henderson (Year 12) 1st in High Jump and 2nd in 100m

Senior Girls

Lauren Boyd (Year 13) 2nd in Triple Jump

 Posted by on May 29, 2017 at 12:29 am